On Monday, we experienced a partial solar eclipse in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Moon covered a large portion of the Sun, so this was a spectacular sight. While only 14 states have had total visibility of the eclipse—Northern California was able to catch 75 percent coverage.
Unlike other schools in the area, GISSV did not close for the day. Instead, GISSV students could learn more during educational activities focusing on the solar eclipse. Teachers integrated the topic age appropriately through science and art lessons, students watched an informational movie or experienced the natural phenomenon during a NASA live broadcast.
Students from grades 7 through 12 had the opportunity to witness this historic event at our Mountain View campus, while East Bay students went to the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. Here the fog luckily cleared up right on time so everyone had a great view at the natural spectacle.